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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L Timing belt VIN: JH4KA7663N
Just fishing for a little info here. Everything I have tells me this is an interference engine. Have any of you guys had one of these survive a broken timing belt without valve train damage? Customer doesnt want to go for repair unless we have a half way decen...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: RMHCF35G71
After Replaceing a timing belt and performing a vlave job on this hyundai the check engine lamp came on with code P0342 cam circuit low we pintested sensor and found ground and power to be good. according to mitchell and alldata sensor signal should be a 5 vol... Trouble codes: 342 (Cam position sensor circuit low input)
1987 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JM1FC3332X
Boy oh boy, do I need help here! here's the skinny, this car has been passed around the shop for a "won't start hot" complaint. one tech, who is not with us anymore, put a coolant thermo sensor in it. no help. another tech tried to get a failure, but never rea...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Power windows-Heater-Wipers VIN: 1YVGF22C6Y
Hello Mazda Techs! I could use some input on this one. The customer states that about once a week the windshield wipers, Heater & A/C system, Power windows all quit working? I have checked wiring diagrams and power and ground distribution but dont see the comm...
1989 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L stereo VIN: JA4GJ5152K
Hi Techs, I have access to a stereo unit from a 99-01 Eclipse to replace the defective unit in this Montero. As it is out of state I can't do a compare on connector configuration and was wondering if someone out there might know if these would be interchangea...
1981 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, O2 sensor light on VIN: JN1CZ04SXB
The car came in with a complaint of running poorly and the O2 sensor light on (O2 sensor had prevouisly been replaced). We found the MAF and cylinder head temp sensor out of calibration. Replaced both of them. Now the car runs well once warmed up, but won't ha...
1988 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN8HD16Y7J
The car came in with hard start and would not rev. past 3000 rpm's found poor spark so tested coil did not pass ohm test. Replaced coil starts better but the rev. problem is still their can spray B-12 when engine is surgeing and problem goes away. Acts like it...
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N4EB32A6R
Hi everyone, thank you in advance for your help in this matter. This car is driving me crazy it has a weird symptom. It idle rough and when you step on the gas it won't accelerate it trys to die like an air flow meter misfire when it goes too lean. But if I di... Trouble codes: 21
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L blower motor inop VIN: 4S4BC63C1M
Hi again, I have this Subaru in for blower inop. I went through the all data lists and checked eveything according to all data. There appears to be some gaps in there testing. I have no voltage to the blower, I have no voltage to the fan amp. There is voltage ...
1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L lash adjusters VIN: 4S3BJ6332P
Thanks in advance for any help. I have this subaru with some noisy lifters. only the intake lifters on the left bank are affected. I removed the valve cover and found all 4 intake lifters collapsed. the exhaust side are fine. Running the engine with the valve ...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK6355S
Good evening fellow techs. Having a problem with this subaru legacy hope some one can help or tell me if I am going in the right direction? Vechile was towed in due to vechile would not run for more than 5 minutes. Upom first diagonic found vecile with eratic ... Trouble codes: P0100
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L timing belt & oil seals VIN: 4S3BD6754W
I would like a list of the parts that will be needed to repair a oil leak under the timing belt cover. I am trying to avoid tearing it down then having to wait for the parts.I plan on replacing the timing belt,cam & crank seals.I read in the database that ther...
1992 Suzuki Samurai JL 1.3L No Start VIN: JS4JC31C4N
hi folks, this little car was towed in for no start, engine cranks like broken timing belt, inspected and belt is on the mark (in time by the book), my question is there's no spark at coil or at plugs. with cyl. on #1 and timing belt on the marks should dist. ...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTSBF28K8X
On this toyota the check engine light comes on every drive cycle. It has codes p0402, p0401, Excessive egr and isuffecient egr. Yet Every time i check it at the control solenoid and at the egr position sensor it operates fine. I assume that a glitch occurs whi... Trouble codes: P0401 (insuffecient egr flow), P0402 (exsecive egr flow)

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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA423XK
Hello again everyone. I received 8 replies so far, all with potentially helpful info. Unfortunatly, customer has declined proceeding with a fix - car is old, high mileage. Thanx to Dave [...] who all agreed that chasing t... Trouble codes: 14 (electronic air control valve eacv).
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L retractor VIN: JHMBA4221K
Sometimes I miss the forest through the trees. Near all the responses pointed out the liability I would be taking by even tapering with the seat belt mechanism regardless of what insignificant piece I touched. This is good advice and I took heed - - found a go...
1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ2242P
Yahooooooooooooooooooo! This one is fixed and one for the books. After much testing and aggravation I pleaded with the rebuilder to give more info about cause of the burn. He told me to just put the ecu back in and it should work. I did just that and it starte...
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L pcm tcm wiring diagr VIN: DC2-100649
Hello all, I only had 4 replies to this post. To Gene, The real problem is that I need the wiring diagrams for a 95 Civic SIR. This engine and tranny is being installed into a 98 civic. With this tuner sport compact craze, this kind of thing is going to only g...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Thanks for all the replies. Two replies concurred rear O2 should be replaced. Two replies advised me that this vehicle is covered by a Honda 14yr./ 150K warranty. Car's heading to dealer for covered repairs and I'm in better standings with the girlfriend than ...
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L 1st gear VIN: 2HGEJ6623W
I had only one reply from Jerry [...] but that was all I needed. He told me to check the back of the 1st drum by the mounting nut very carefully that the drum will be cracked and he was right. He told me this is common on these transmissions. He also told me...
2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L rear brakes VIN: JHLPD18401
Thanks for the quick responces. Out of 24 replies, virtually all of the said to replace the rear differential fluid. But, only use Honda dual pump fluid. The noise is gone and my customer is happy. I also notified a friend who owns a differential repair shop a...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HKYF18643
replaced egr valve with oem part as recommended by technical service bulletin. thanks to ronald from florida. we now have no hesitation at 1800 rpm and long term fuel trim has returned to -4.7.
1991 Infiniti Q45 4.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKNGO1CXM
Well 7 replies in about 36 hours, and everyone mentioned the fuel pump, or controller. I tested fuel pressure, and it was ok at first, but after I attempted to 'dead-head' the pump the pressure collapsed and the car died. After talking to the customer, they on...
1994 Subaru Legacy Sport 2.2L No Start VIN: JF1BC6737R
the computer was the problem, 1st used computer was no good, tracked down 2nd computer, only one in town and vehicle started and ran like normal, alternator is charging fine. I assumed either it was unable to charge battery and overcharged or customer jumped v...
1995 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L low beams
Thanks for the three quick responces 2 having to do with the DRL circut,which this vehicle does not have and the winner with bad bulbs. Yes the two orginal bulbs and the brand new right out of the box bulb all had bad low beams. Go figure, sometimes you just c...
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN52N7V
Thank you Dan & Ryan [...] replaced all coils & wires no misfire now I wish there was a way to test these under load but I guess sometimes we need to take a risk and change a suspect part. well at least I have a good test coil now. thank you all for your replies. Trouble codes: P0304.
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